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Maravai LifeSciences to Expand Manufacturing at TriLink

BIOTECH: Sorrento Mesa Firm Cites Growing Demand for its Products

Maravai LifeSciences has announced plans to expand the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) capabilities at one of its companies, TriLink BioTechnologies, for the second time in less than a year.

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Cos. Develop COVID-19 Antibody Treatments

BIOTECH: Allele Biotechnology Using Nanoantibodies from Llamas

Dr. Jiwu Wang was thinking ahead when he purchased a plot of land in Fallbrook to raise llamas about 12 years ago.

Agragene Annouces $4M in Additional Funding

AGRICULTURE: New Investment Again Comes from Ospraie Ag Science

The agriculture-tech sector is growing and Agragene Inc. is attracting attention from investors.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Remaining Stake in Akcea

BIOTECH: Boston Co. Was Spun Out of Ionis, Had IPO in 2017

Ionis Pharmaceuticals plans to acquire the remaining stake in Akcea Therapeutics that it does not already own for approximately $500 million cash.

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Aegis Life Using Its Technology to Develop DNA-Focused COVID-19 Vaccine

BIOTECH: Company Received $4.2M in Grant Funding

San Diego-based Aegis Life, a biotechnology company developing vaccines and therapies for life-threatening diseases, has entered the race to combat COVID-19 with its DNA vaccine.

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Working to Erase Cancer

BIOTECH: Erasca Raises $236 Million

Erasca, a cancer therapeutics company seeking to eliminate cancer, has completed a $36 million extension of its Series B financing round, bringing its total Series B round to $236 million.

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La Jolla Institute Gets $6.4M for COVID Research

BIOTECH: Investigations to Focus on Understudied Part of Antibody

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $6.4 million to Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., a professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, to support research toward COVID-19 antibody therapeutics. The local organization announced the award on Aug. 20.

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Inhibrx Gains $125.7M in IPO, Has Cancer in its Sights

BIOTECH: Firm Uses Protein Engineering to Develop Drug Candidates

Inhibrx Inc. completed its initial public offering on Aug. 20, gaining an estimated $125.7 million to push its business forward.

San Ysidro Health Front-Line Staff Receives Donation of Meals from Frontline Foods

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, several San Ysidro Health rural clinics in East County received a donation of meals for the organization’s front line staff from Frontline Foods as a thank you for their fearless dedication during this pandemic.

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Diomics Developing Test to Reveal SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

Diomics, a San Diego-based biotech company, announced on Aug. 19 that it is developing the Diocheck Antibody Indicator, which provides a simple way for individuals to monitor for the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 over an extended period of time.

Carlsbad Co. Uses RFID to Better Manage Inventory

TECH: Designs, Manufactures Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions

Ligand Inks $516M Deal

BIOTECH: Agrees To Purchase Pfenex

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Kaiser Permanente Opens Next Generation Medical Building in Clairemont Mesa

HEALTHCARE: Facility Designed to Give Members ‘Positive Experience’

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Runway Growth Expands to San Diego

INVESTMENT: Firm Aims to Deploy Capital to Life Science Companies

Carlsbad Medtech Firm Finds Success with IPO

Company Raises $183Million in Offering Last Week

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